Aleksandr Legkov at the World Championships 2007 in Sapporo.
|Full name||Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov|
|Born||May 7, 1983|
Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow Oblast, RSFSR, USSR (now Russia)
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|World Cup career|
Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Геннáдьевич Легков; born 7 May 1983) is a retired Russian cross country skier who has been competing since 2002. He has five individual World Cup victories including one Tour de Ski title..
Legkov participated in three Winter Olympic Games (2006, 2010, 2014). Legkov finished in 4th place after a strong final push to catch then-leader Johan Olsson of Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics' 30 km double pursuit . Olsson finished in third place with Legkov 1.2 seconds behind. Legkov's next best result was 8th place in the 4 x 10 km event at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
In December 2016, the International Ski Federation provisionally suspended six Russian cross-country skiers linked to doping violations during the 2014 Winter Olympics, including Alexander Legkov. In November 2017, Legkov was disqualified for doping offences by the International Olympic Committee, and his 2014 Olympic results were annulled. In February 2018, the international Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled there was insufficient evidence that Legkov had broken anti-doping rules and the decision was overturned.
World Cup results
- 9 victories – (6 WC, 3 SWC)
- 35 podiums – (22 WC, 13 SWC)
|1||2006–07||16 December 2006||La Clusaz, France||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||2nd|
|2||2 January 2007||Oberstdorf, Germany||10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|3||7 January 2007||Val di Fiemme, Italy||11 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|4||31 December 2006
– 7 January 2007
|Tour de Ski||Overall Standings||World Cup||2nd|
|5||20 January 2007||Rybinsk, Russia||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||1st|
|6||2008–09||6 December 2008||La Clusaz, France||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||3rd|
|7||8 March 2009||Lahti, Finland||15 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|8||18–22 March 2009||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|9||2009–10||29 November 2009||Kuusamo, Finland||15 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|10||20 December 2009||Rogla, Slovenia||30 km Mass Start C||World Cup||2nd|
|11||2010–11||29 November 2009||Kuusamo, Finland||10 km Individual C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|12||26–28 November 2010||Nordic Opening||Overall Standings||World Cup||1st|
|13||11 December 2010||Davos, Switzerland||15 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|14||18 December 2010||La Clusaz, France||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||3rd|
|15||1 January 2011||Oberhof, Germany||15 km Pursuit C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|16||2011–12||3 January 2012||Toblach, Italy||5 km Individual C||Stage World Cup||1st|
|17||4 January 2012||Cortina-Toblach, Italy||35 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|18||8 January 2012||Val di Fiemme, Italy||9 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|19||18 February 2012||Szklarska Poręba, Poland||15 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|20||2012–13||1 December 2012||Kuusamo, Finland||10 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|21||29 December 2012||Oberhof, Germany||4 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|22||30 December 2012||Oberhof, Germany||15 km Pursuit C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|23||3 January 2013||Cortina-Toblach, Italy||35 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|24||29 December 2012
– 6 January 2013
|Tour de Ski||Overall Standings||World Cup||1st|
|25||2 February 2013||Sochi, Russia||15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F||World Cup||3rd|
|26||17 February 2013||Davos, Switzerland||15 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|27||16 March 2013||Oslo, Norway||50 km Mass Start F||World Cup||1st|
|28||24 March 2013||Falun, Sweden||15 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|29||2013–14||1 December 2013||Nordic Opening||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|30||1 February 2014||Toblach, Italy||15 km Individual C||World Cup||1st|
|31||2 March 2014||Lahti, Finland||15 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|32||8 March 2014||Oslo, Norway||50 km Mass Start C||World Cup||3rd|
|33||15 March 2014||Falun, Sweden||15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|34||14–16 March 2014||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|35||2016–17||17 December 2016||La Clusaz, France||15 km Mass Start F||World Cup||3rd|
- 3 victories
- 12 podiums
|1||2006–07||19 November 2006||Gällivare, Sweden||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||2nd||Rochev / Pankratov / Dementyev|
|2||17 December 2006||La Clusaz, France||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||1st||Rochev / Pankratov / Dementyev|
|3||25 March 2007||Falun, Sweden||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||3rd||Pankratov / Rochev / Vylegzhanin|
|4||2007–08||25 November 2007||Beitostølen, Norway||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||3rd||Rochev / Pankratov / Dementyev|
|5||2009–10||22 November 2009||Beitostølen, Norway||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||2nd||Vylegzhanin / Pankratov / Chernousov|
|6||2010–11||21 November 2010||Gällivare, Sweden||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Vylegzhanin / Sedov|
|7||19 December 2010||La Clusaz, France||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Sedov / Vylegzhanin|
|8||6 February 2011||Rybinsk, Russia||4 x 10 km Relay M||World Cup||1st||Belov / Vylegzhanin / Sedov|
|9||2012–13||25 November 2012||Gällivare, Sweden||4 x 7.5 km Relay M||World Cup||3rd||Belov / Vylegzhanin / Chernousov|
|10||2013–14||8 December 2013||Lillehammer, Norway||4 x 7.5 km Relay M||World Cup||1st||Yaparov / Bessmertnykh / Vylegzhanin|
|11||2015–16||24 January 2016||Nové Město, Czech Republic||4 x 7.5 km Relay M||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Chervotkin / Ustiugov|
|12||2016–17||18 December 2016||La Clusaz, France||4 x 7.5 km Relay M||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Chervotkin / Ustiugov|
- Karmanov, R.: "«Мой сын – Санька Лёгков...». Отец лидера сборной России открыл для «Советского спорта» то, что не рассказывал никому." Sovsport.ru, 8 December 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- Biography of Alexander Legkov at the official FIS site
- Alexander Legkov at sports-reference.com
- Олимпийский чемпион Александр Легков объявил о завершении международной карьеры
- Six Russian XC Skiers and Two Biathletes Provisionally Suspended due to McLaren Report
- "Decision of the IOC Disciplinary Commission" (PDF). olympic.org.
- "МОК лишил Легкова золота Сочи на 50 км, Россия теряет серебро в эстафете" (in Russian). Sport-Express. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
- "Twenty-eight Russian athletes have doping bans overturned by Cas". The Guardian. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
- "Athlete : LEGKOV Alexander". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 13 March 2018.